Korean Nose Thread Lift aka HIKO Nose Lift

Nose Thread Lift Singapore

Korean Nose Thread Lift in Singapore by Dr Ho Rui Ming

Besides a V-Shape face, the nose is another area where threads can be used to augment, enhance and shape the contours of the nose, thanks to the advancements in aesthetics and technology.

This procedure is the HIKO Nose Thread Lift or also known as the ‘lunch time nose-job”, is especially popular in South Korea where a HIKO nose lift is a quick yet effective treatment to give your nose that extra height and lift, perfect for many Asian noses, which usually lacks height and projection.


What is HIKO?

HIKO means…

Hi – High
Ko – Nose

Literally translated, HIKO means high nose. In medical terms, threads are inserted to lift the nose. This procedure is most effective in letting you design your dream nose – with the perfect profile and shape that works for you. If you’re aiming at having a sharper nose bridge, it is what you need!

In addition to this, it is a NON-SURGICAL rhinoplasty that is achieved with threads with minimal to no downtime as compared to a surgical nose implant. It is the union between surgical implants and dermal fillers.

As Dr Ho Rui Ming has been personally trained by internationally recognized Masters of the Korean Ultra V Thread Lift technique, Dr Kwon Han Jin and Dr Sang June Rhee, you can be rest assured that the nose thread lift will be carried out using the correct techniques and procedure.


What areas of the nose can a Nose Thread Lift be used for?

  • Bridge: Give a higher and more defined nose bridge
  • Body of the nose: Give it more height
  • Tip: Lift the tip of the nose to give it more definition (nicer nose tip)


What kind of threads are used?

PDO or Polydioxanone threads are used for this procedure. This is a very safe material that is used for cardiac surgery amongst other medical procedures.

In addition to the material, very SPECIFIC and UNIQUE HIKO nose threads that are used by our Singapore medical professional Dr Ho Rui Ming are THICKER and lined with COGS so as to provide MORE structure, support and lift for the area of the nose to be treated.

PDO is inserted into the treatment areas and under the skin, stimulating collagen production and activating skin tissue. Patients can achieve a tightening effect from the inside and out because the skin tissues will make new collagen and fibroblasts.


What are the advantages of this procedure?

  • Results seen after the procedure!
  • Quick
  • Little to no downtime
  • Does not have the associative potential side effects of fillers i.e. spread, lumpiness, migration of filler


How long can a HIKO nose lift last?

The threads will dissolve after 6 – 9 months, but collagen will form during this process. The overall results can last anywhere from 1 – 1.5 years!


How many sessions are needed for nose thread lift procedure?

Only one session is required. However, if you are looking for optimal results, it is recommended to go for a second session a year later. With regular stimulation and production of collagen in the nose, some permanent lifting can be seen.


Will the condition of the nose be worsened if one does not continue the procedure after 2 years?

No, it will not worsen. In fact, collagen is formed and stimulated by the PDO threads so the results may be better than before.


Are all nose thread lifts the same?

Several factors have to be taken into account when planning one of these non-surgical procedures, including:

  • Doctor’s expertise: it takes skill for the nose thread lift to look natural
  • Type of threads used: thinner threads will not produce the height and lift that is required
  • Right placement and position of the threads
  • Number of threads used


What is the procedure for a thread lift on the nose?

Topical and local anaesthetic will be administered to ensure maximum comfort.  Following which, there will be one entry point at the tip of the nose where the threads will be inserted via a blunt cannula.

The procedure only takes 30 to 45 minutes, which can be done during lunch time.


Is it a safe procedure?

This is considered a highly-skilled procedure and should be performed only by a medical professional.  Having been trained by the Korean Masters of this nose threadlift procedure, you can be rest assured that you will be kept in the safe hands of our doctor.


What are the side effects?

Common side effects are limited to the point of injection such as redness and a little bit of swelling that usually resolves within a couple of days.  Nose threadlifts can also come with other less common side effects such as deviation, infection, and thread protrusion.



Who is suitable for a nose thread lift?

Nose thread lift may not be suitable if you have the following conditions:
– Active skin infection or inflammation
– Autoimmune diseases
– Have gone for a rhinoplasty
– Are looking to change the entire appearance of your nose completely or fix a nasal deformity

Nose thread lift can be done for those who have nose fillers, and for both males and females.


Nose Fillers or Nose Thread Lift: Which Is Better?

There are a lot of discussions on which is better, but allow us to map out the differences between Nose Thread Lift and Nose Filler. Dr Ho takes into account every individual’s unique facial characteristics and goals before recommending the procedure.

The table below illustrates the benefits and the suitability of the treatment based on the characteristics of the nose.

  • Able to lift the nose tip
  • Minimal downtime
  • Improvement in nose contour
  • Achieve a slimmer nose bridge
  • Achieve better definition of the nose
  • Reduce width of the nose
  • Stimulates the production of collagen in nose
  • Able to lift nose tip
  • Give height to the nose bridge
  • Minimal to no downtime
  • Gives experience injectors the ability to sculpt the nose precisely the way you want it
  • HA filler injection can be reversed with Hyalase injection
  • Soreness for a few days after treatment
  • It is not reversible but threads will be absorbed over time
  • May cause skin necrosis and even blindness if performed by an inexperience injector
  • May spread and make the nose wider
Ideal for
  • Nose that is slightly off-center
  • Nose with ill-defined bridge
  • Big nose tip looking to achieve a smaller and defined nose
  • Nose with poor nose tip angle
  • Wide nose
  • Flat nose bridge
  • Ill-defined nose tip

Both procedures have their own pros and cons. One may be better for certain group of patients whereas the other may be better for other groups of patients. One may combined these two procedures to give suitable results.


Take a look at this video link to find out more about the nose thread lift process and the results: Korean HIKO Nose Thread Lift


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